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the domestic violence unit, now part of svu and what they do in san francisco. we are committed to keep san francisco safe regardless of the place of origin or language efforts. the things that we can do easily we will go quickly. the things that will take a little bit of work or money we will figure out. captain? >> thank you chief. i'm sorry. i am the last one up. i have been asked to speak on a few items. i will try to get through it as quickly as possible. bear with me. when i get to the presentation, once i am completed i will be happy to answer any questions you may have for me. >> good evening everybody, i am denise flaherty, the captain for the special victims unit. our journey starts in 1995, the formation of the domestic violence response unit going back to the time when the department had separate investigative unit. for years domestic violence, sex crimes, youth crimes all work independently. the investigative bureau was fragmented and never work together closely. through the years we have improved, evolved. under chief surh, in october, 2011, the special unit was cr
. with the efforts of kathy black and -- svu has a children's room available which offers a safe environment for children exposed to family violence. child abuse is one of the toughest crimes for investigators. children are among the most vulnerable victims. thankfully there are those like kathy baxter who are constantly fighting for the prevention of child abuse. i believe partnership with outside agencies have allowed us to find justice during this complex investigation. another important component of svu is the -- unit. those members solely on internet crimes against children. the cases are complex and require persistent and dedication to identify and locate perpetrators who possess and distribute child pornography. we are only one of many law enforcement agencies across the region who actively participate in the silicon valley internet crimes against children task force. the investigation resulted in the arrest of four predators who possessed hundreds of images. as you can see we have many moving parts under the svu model, and it is important to recognize the speciali
. as the commanding officer of svu i stand before you tonight very proud of the caliber of members of the officers assigned to svu. at the same time recognize we are only one piece of the puzzle.under financial crimes . the 20 are crosstrained in domestic violence, sexual assault, elderly abuse. it takes commitment and dedication.3 it is not always easy. we have to ourselves forward. sometimes the hardest work has the best reward. >> i know inspector robert -- an inspector who does financial crimes actually taught me -- i don't know how the investigator -- he is an accountant, you have a number of cherished inspectors, everyone in the community would be sad to lose. and we look forward to continuing to work with you guys on that. (off mic) >> let's not pick sides. >> captain, thank you so much for this report. it is encouraging on so many levels. two things: one, to be clear for folks watching, the u visa, is an acronym for what again? >> i believe it refers to a section in the code. it describes the opportunity for an individual to apply for legal status to say in the u.s., if you're the
that dv victims have are the inspectors and svu. once inspectors make the initial contact that is where the trust begins. once that trust is established it is turned over to our office where our attorneys try to maintain that trust. honestly, with a number of attorneys that we have it is very difficult to maintain that. as we know it is not just the perpetrators who continue to have power and control over the victims but there are families and relatives out there for the defendants who also apply a lot of pressure on the victims. i think that one of the most crucial points in prosecuting dv cases is when the victim begins to turn away from us, the prosecution. i honestly believe t we need more resources because at that point in time it is not a matter of us letting these cases go. i think we have defined other means to be able to pursue these cases even when victims don't always cooperate or even when they don't come in to testify i have to believe that it is not always because they are not telling the truth. i think a lot of it has to do with recanting, minimizing, and q
't been scanned in that would have been svu cases, all had been followed up on, one needed specifically to be assigned and that's been taken so we don't have anything that slipped through the cracks. however, you will notice when you see the final year to date stats for 2012 that they will be different. i don't want anybody worried that there was a crime wave in december when we do the stats going into 2013. all of those events will fall into the months that they occurred. so there's that. >> if i could ask, will these updated statistics also be given to the commission on the status since we have that joint hearing with them? >> sure, i can make that happen. thank you, commissioner, for my lead-in. a good thing that happened in this audit was that if you look at the com stat report, we don't believe we've been exhaustively reporting our domestic violence numbers which have several more categories than are listed here. to that end i've asked susan to go back to the inception of com stat which actually predates me to 2010 and we're now going to take all of these numbers -- i'll pass
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